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Ask Your Doctor: STROKE PREVENTION

Ask Your Doctor: STROKE PREVENTION Updated

🕔09:21, 20.Nov 2017

      Many residents of Anguilla continue to develop strokes despite there being effective treatment and preventative measures. Improved medical services and greater educational programmes are needed to decrease or prevent the complications of strokes in Anguilla. What is

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Ask Your Doctor: ANKLE SPRAIN

Ask Your Doctor: ANKLE SPRAIN Updated

🕔09:56, 13.Nov 2017

      Most of us have experienced some injury to our ankles at some time in our lives. Ankle sprain is one of the most common ankle injuries, often resulting in some pain and discomfort. Although ankle sprains are

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Ask Your Doctor: IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA IN WOMEN

Ask Your Doctor: IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA IN WOMEN Updated

🕔11:28, 6.Nov 2017

    Anaemia is very common in women and one of the most common cause of anaemia in women is that of iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO),

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Ask Your Doctor: FOOD ALLERGIES

Ask Your Doctor: FOOD ALLERGIES Updated

🕔10:21, 30.Oct 2017

  Food allergies are very common especially among children, but of growing concern is the fact that many people of an older age are also developing food allergies. Symptoms of food allergies vary – some can be very mild but

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Ask Your Doctor: HOSPITALS AND HURRICANES

Ask Your Doctor: HOSPITALS AND HURRICANES

🕔11:12, 23.Oct 2017

    Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of over185 mph, has caused much damage in Anguilla, including damage to many health facilities, such as the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the island’s only 24-hour hospital. The question

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Ask Your Doctor: POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Ask Your Doctor: POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

🕔10:30, 16.Oct 2017

      The passage of Hurricane Irma has affected everyone resident in Anguilla in one way or the other, some to a greater degree than others. Healthcare professionals are aware of several disorders that might be related to this

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Ask Your Doctor: POSTPARTUM HAEMORRHAGE

Ask Your Doctor: POSTPARTUM HAEMORRHAGE Updated

🕔10:53, 4.Sep 2017

      It is normal to bleed after having a baby, but some women experience bleeding that is heavier than normal. This is sometimes called a postpartum haemorrhage(PPH). A major haemorrhage can be life-threatening so it is important to

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Ask Your Doctor: ALCOHOL AND YOUR BRAIN

Ask Your Doctor: ALCOHOL AND YOUR BRAIN Updated

🕔11:14, 7.Aug 2017

    Most of us are aware that alcohol can affect our brain. Some of these effects can be mild and transient, but others can be long lasting and vary from one individual to another even resulting in permanent brain

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Ask Your Doctor: CHLAMYDIA

Ask Your Doctor: CHLAMYDIA

🕔12:29, 31.Jul 2017

      Sexually transmitted infections are very common in many countries, including Anguilla. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Anguilla, affecting both females and males. If chlamydia is not diagnosed and treated correctly

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Ask Your Doctor: AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

Ask Your Doctor: AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

🕔11:48, 24.Jul 2017

      There are more than eighty different types of autoimmune diseases. Some of these diseases can have symptoms that, if not treated, can cause much suffering and even death. What is an autoimmune disease? Our immune system helps

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